Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

Reading Trusting God Even When Life Hurts Author Jerry Bridges In An Effort To Strengthen His Own Trust In God During A Time Of Adversity, Navigator Author Jerry Bridges Began A Lengthy Bible Study On God S Sovereignty The Revelations Changed His Life.In Trusting God, He Shares The Scope Of God S Power To Help You Come To Know Him Better, Have A Relationship With Him, And Trust Him Even When Unjust Things Happen.Tragedy, Grief, Loss, And Death Are Part Of Life Discover How Trusting God Can Reveal Biblical Truths About God.Also Available Trusting God Discussion GuideTrusting God: Even When Life Hurts

JERRY BRIDGES was an author and conference speaker His most popular book, The Pursuit of Holiness, has sold over one million copies Jerry was on the staff of The Navigators for over fifty years, and currently served in the Collegiate Mission where he was involved primarily in staff development, but also served as a speaker resource to the campus ministries.

[Epub] ➤ Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts ➥ Jerry Bridges –
  • Hardcover
  • 215 pages
  • Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
  • Jerry Bridges
  • English
  • 28 March 2019
  • 9780891091745

10 thoughts on “Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

  1. says:

    I want to tell you a story It s about this book I started it several years ago A friend and I thought that we should read a book together over summer break, because we were going through a similar and painful experience She finished it.I did not.Fast forward a dozen or so calendar pages, and I m half way through my senior year Placerita Baptist Church was my home away from home church for 3 years, and I was pretty involved with the college group there A discipleship opportunity came up, and I jumped at it I was to meet with Rebecca once every other week and guess what book she picked My first reaction was, OkI tried this one before I d rather read something else But then I thought, Why not It s your last yearI m sure there s bound to be something that this book has to say that will blow your mind Little did I knowFast forward a few weeks and I m so overwhelmed I m not sure how to see straight My brother s dying in the hospitalI have no idea what I m doing with my lifeand finals are coming With all the uncertainty, I wasn t sure how to feel Through all of that, this book hounded with constant repetition into me the idea that all things happen for the glory of God and my absolute goodand it stuck That meant that even if I failed my finals.even if I was with...

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    I love Jerry Bridges books It s sad that there will be no as the author died last year However, we still have a good number to read They are simple yet profound bringing Gospel truths to millions This is probably my favourite of his, followed by Respectable Sins.I anticipate reading this book again and again especially when going through trials It is easy to read about the sovereignty ...

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    Christians of yesteryear used to speak of events and circumstances as not being due to second causes This was a quaint way of speaking of God s sovereignty And this is where Bridges begins If we are to trust God, we must believe He really is in control of our lives, that He is wise in His dealings, and that He is loving.God always seek His own glory But He also seeks the good of those who love Him God never pursues His glory at the expense of the good of His people, nor does He ever seek our good at the expense of His glory He has designed His eternal purpose so that His glory and our good are inextricably bound together Therefore, we can trust Him Occasionally I will read a book at a time when it s words resonate at a perfect pitch and minister to my particular needs This book was one of those Bridges delicately but scripturally handles an often controversial subject God s sovereignty He doesn t apologize for a clear biblical teaching, nor does he minimize our responsibility to trust and obey The truth we must believe is that God is sovereign He carries out His own good purposes without ever being thwarted.We must believe this and cling to this in the face of adversity and tragedy, if we are to glorify God in the face of adversity and tragedy, if we are to glorify God by trusting Him And the truth is, we all experience adversity and tragedy ...

  4. says:

    Great book on God s sovereignty in the midst of difficult circumstances A great answer to the popular book Why bad things happen to good people The very title of that book reveals the lack of theological foundation needed to explore this topic Chapter 7 which deals with God s sovereignty and our responsibility is worth the price of the book alone.Some takeaways Prayer is the acknowledgment of God s sovereignty and of our dependence upon Him to act on our behalf Prudence is the acknowledgement of our responsibility to use all legitimate means We must not only pray for God s providence in our lives, but we must also pray for wisdom to rightl understand our circumstances and use the means He has given us We should never use God s sovereignty as an excuse for our laziness or sin Not only is God sovereign, He is perfect in love and infinite in wisdom Dependence comes before perseverance Depend on God daily and He...

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    Where is God when horrible things happen What role does He play when it comes to job loss, the death of a child or loved one, a terminal illness, or other tragedies Does He actually control all our circumstances, or do these bad things happen simply because we live in a sin cursed world These are questions that I never gave much thoughtuntil I found myself in the midst of my own tragic circumstances It suddenly became a crucial issue in my life There seemed to be only three clear choices A God isn t able to interveneB God chooses not to interveneC God is in full control of what is happeningEven then, I instinctively felt that God was in complete control of everything that was happening, even if I didn t understand His reasons for allowing me to go through these things Everything I knew about God s nature screamed to me that neither option A or B could possibly be correct Still, I wanted to see concrete proof in Scripture to confirm what I felt the Holy Spirit was telling me.After many hours of praying and searching my Bible, I was convinced that noth...

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    Christian books often frustrate me, which I guess is why I don t read as many of them as the people around me seem to.I end up getting annoyed by analogies that fall apart under the least scrutiny, circular reasoning, and the panacea of faith to handle all other logical conundrums encountered.I found this book refreshing and candid It wasn t perfect I still found myself asking, yeah, but what if And, would you please tell me where you re getting that information as on p 177 Someone has estimated that as many as eighty percent of our work force are dissatisfied with the jobs they are in Yeah Ummm I just estimated that right now Or p 198 It is no wonder that someone has observed few Christians finish well Who is this someone that keeps appearing But all in all Bridges did a good job of answering the unasked follow up questions that other Christian authors ignore.For instance, I found myself getting annoyed the whole way through chapter 3 which deals with the sovereignty of God It went through multiple biblical examples of trial, struggle and stress, and in every case, at the end God s purpose was revealed I kept thinking, yeah, but those people didn t know it at the time It s almost like Bridges wants us to go out and say, Yeah, you re going through a tough time, cancer really ...

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    I walked into this book bound but I walked out freeI originally got this book because to be quite frank because I thought it was apropos after having lost my home, all my possessions and having my health seriously compromised this past July in an environmental accident A reminder to trust God in the midst of all that seemed well right Little did I know how important the message in this book would be for me in this moment of my journey.Warning this book is not for the faint hearted It will challenge you, remind you, move you, undo you, humble you, lift you, convict you and ultimately, change you.When I started reading the book, I thought I lived in a way that allowed God to function in my life unhindered or out of the box, if you will However, I quickly learned that I had actually forgotten how big He is and how sovereign He is In addition, I came to the brutal reality that I had not let Him out of the box but had actually put him back in the box SighI had climbed back up into the front seat, grabbed the steering wheel from God and had taken over for him, yet again The sad thing is, I hadn t even realized that I had done that.This book reminded me of so many things God is sovereign, God loves me unconditionally, God is ALWAYS there even when I can t feel or sense him, God NEVER lies and on and on I walked into this book,, bound but walked out of it, free.There is a quote that Jerry Bridges writes at the end of the book that perfectly sums...

  8. says:

    Jerry Bridges seems to have a knack for communicating the biblical understanding of the tension between of God s sovereignty and man s responsibility He does this with his usual ease in this excellent work Trusting God Mr Bridges firm biblical grounding, immersion in the works of the puritans, and own life experiences have prepared him for the work of bringing this important topic to the layman in an easy to follow style, while never compromising on theological accuracy A fant...

  9. says:

    Extremely biblical and practicalclassic Jerry Bridges The books shows that God is sovereign over everything in our lives both good and bad And in his wisdom, love, and power he is working everything for o...

  10. says:

    A profound and encouraging book, grounded in scripture Trusting God in adversity is far from easy at times, but as Bridges reminds us, he is sovereign, he cares for us, and he never wastes our suffering And that makes all the difference.

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